In Court Golden Tulip's GM has been fined GHC600 and here's why

The General Manager of Golden Tulip was sued after a report was made to the police that some institutions and organisations identified as data controllers had failed to register with the Data Protection Commission as required of them as they were still processing personal data of individuals.

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The General Manager of Golden Tulip Hotel has been fined GHS600 an Accra Circuit Court for his failure to register the company with the Data Protection Commission.

Paul Kavanagh reappeared in court on Thursday, March 9 after he was granted bail at the last sitting of the court on March 1 to file all the processes towards registration of the hotel with the Commission.

In court on Thursday, Kavanagh told the court that he had finally registered with the Commission, which had dragged to him to court.

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But the presiding Judge, Justice Aboagye Tandoh, found Kavanagh guilty of the offence and ordered him to pay GHS600, as the total of cost of 50 penalty units taking into consideration his cooperation with the police.

He also said this will serve as a deterrent to others.

The General Manager of Golden Tulip was sued after a report was made to the police that some institutions and organisations identified as data controllers had failed to register with the Data Protection Commission as required of them as they were still processing personal data of individuals.

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The defaulting companies were served with a final notice to register or report to the police, which Golden Tulip failed to comply with.

The Data Protection Commission was established in 2012 by an Act of Parliament under Act 843 as a regulatory body for all data controllers, stakeholders and other processes which deal with data.

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